Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Burglars steal £42k of Sikh jewellery in Portsmouth

Some of the jewellery that was stolen
Image caption A chest piece and wedding bracelet were among the items stolen

Sikh jewellery worth more than £42,000 has been stolen from a house in Hampshire.

More than £17,000 in cash was also lost when burglars removed a safe from the property in Goldsmith Avenue, Portsmouth, at the weekend.

Police said someone got in through the back door of the property between 2345 GMT on Saturday and 0320 GMT on Sunday.

Items stolen include a head piece, medallion, bridal bracelet and a chest piece.

Pc Nicholas Jackson, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: "The family's worked hard and saved all their lives for the jewellery which was to be passed on to future generations. This loss has left them deeply upset.

"They've provided us with photos of the jewellery taken from a wedding album.

"The pieces are incredibly distinctive and so I'd like to hear from anyone who may have seen them or been offered such items."

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